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in powering afghan communities to defend against taliban intimidation and violence. plans are being developed to increase the authorized size of the alp program from 30,000 to 45,000. the next centcom commander will also play an important role in shaping our enduring partnership with afghanistan after 2014. the partnership that i fully support. ike m. concerned however by the plants to reduce the afghan national security forces by a third starting in 2015. 352,000 to 230,000 by 2017. i believe that any future reductions in the size of the afghan forces should be based on security conditions in afghanistan at that time and this afghan security forces make and providing for their country security, we should reassure them that we will continue to support these efforts by deciding that as we withdraw our forces that there won't get drawdown and afghan forces. progress in afghanistan remains fragile and significant challenges to afghanistan's long-term stability remain. among the greatest threat to its stability are the safe havens for afghan insurgents across the pakistan border. the government o
certificate he convinced that they were going to buy bin laden for us from the taliban. we shouldn't get mired one in one issue, but usama bin laden lived from 1998-2011 largely because we refused as a government to try to kill him when we had the opportunity. >> alisyn: so it was your impression that john brennan was more concerned about somehow angering the saudis than actually finding usama bin laden? >> without a doubt, ma'am, without a doubt. the operation he's talking about, he's judging it not good enough. we took that operation to the special forces command in fort bragg, north carolina. they went over it minutely and said with the material we had to work with they could not do a better job than we had done in putting that together. >> alisyn: given your experience in the cia with john brennan. what do you think of him becoming the head of the cia. i think the bigger picture is more important, he's been deliberately deceitful in describing to the american people the kind of threat we're facing from the islamic world. he has said the term jihad should never be used for the people we're
, wolf. the taliban are taking credit for an attack on a police outpost in the eastern part of the country. gunman broke in during the night and killed 17 people, shooting them as they slept. ten officers are among the dead. the rest are friends and relatives, who happen to be spending the night in what they thought was a safe place. >>> and now to some business news and a big day on wall street. the dow jones industrials closed at a five-year high and a little under 90 points short of their all-time high. this was the second day of a big rally, sparked by good news from the housing market and upbeat talk from federal reserve chairman, ben bernanke. >>> and the classical music world is mourning today the death of a pianist whose playing brought communist and capitalists together. vann clyburn, a texan, was only 23 years old when he won an international competition in moscow back in 1958 during the height of the cold war. he's considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. he developed bone cancer and died today in texas. he was 78 years old. but had a lot of pe
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